Tag: Greg Burke

First Impressions On 2013 Mets As I Get Ready To Brave Frozen Target Field

An article by posted on April 12, 2013 0 Comments
First Impressions On 2013 Mets As I Get Ready To Brave Frozen Target Field

Over their first 9 games the Mets have  shown some decidedly encouraging signs, but there have also been some glaring concerns. It’s far too early to draw any real conclusions, but it isn’t too early for a first impression. The Starting Pitching Two words: Matt Harvey. Harvey has been stellar … actually more than stellar, […]

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Mets Rotation Concerns Mounting; Wheeler Not The Answer

An article by posted on April 10, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Rotation Concerns Mounting; Wheeler Not The Answer

The night Dillon Gee had in Philadelphia happens to all pitchers. It happened to Stephen Strasburg the other day. It will happen to Matt Harvey. It is premature to worry about Gee two starts into the season. It was not a game worthy of capital punishment. It was a file-and-forget game. “There’s not a whole lot to say. A terrible […]

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Marlon Byrd Caps Off Wild Mets Walk-Off Win

An article by posted on April 7, 2013 0 Comments
Marlon Byrd Caps Off Wild Mets Walk-Off Win

There are a lot of indicators for a successful team and the Mets did several of them today in beating the Miami Marlins, 4-3, Sunday. Among them are winning close games, being able to come from behind, clutch hitting and solid relief work. The bullpen kept the Mets in the game until aggressive base running […]

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Marlins 7, Mets 5 – Hefner Braves Elements and Was Solid In Loss

An article by posted on April 6, 2013 5 Comments
Marlins 7, Mets 5 – Hefner Braves Elements and Was Solid In Loss

The Mets (2-2) received their fourth straight solid outing from the rotation, but Jeremy Hefner’s effort was wasted as the offense disappeared and the bullpen was hit hard for the second time in four games in tonight’s 7-5 loss to Miami. The Mets have lost two straight after opening the season with two victories over San […]

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Scott Rice Gives The Game Ball To His Dad

An article by posted on April 1, 2013 0 Comments
Scott Rice Gives The Game Ball To His Dad

Scott Rice made his Mets and major league debut by pitching a perfect ninth inning in this afternoon’s 11-2 Opening Day win over the San Diego Padres. After the game, Rice told reporters he intends to relich the moment as long as he can and let it all sink in. “Obviously I had a little […]

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Burke Continues To Stake Claim On Final Bullpen Spot

An article by posted on March 15, 2013 0 Comments
Burke Continues To Stake Claim On Final Bullpen Spot

Yesterday, I pretty much concluded, in a post you can read below, that reliever Greg Burke has just about locked up one of the final spots in the Mets bullpen. In the 9-1 loss to the Tigers on Thursday, Burke was brought in to get a critical out against one of the best hitters in […]

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Who is Greg Burke?

An article by posted on March 14, 2013 0 Comments
Who is Greg Burke?

Back in November, the Mets announced they had signed a right-handed relief pitcher named Greg Burke to a minor league deal with an invitation to spring training. When I heard of the signing, it reminded me of the scene at the beginning of the movie Major League where the Cleveland fans are all giving their take […]

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D’Arnaud and Flores To Be Assigned To Minor League Camp By Friday

An article by posted on March 14, 2013 0 Comments
D’Arnaud and Flores To Be Assigned To Minor League Camp By Friday

Normally, when a team has five of its hitters drilled in two games a case can be made for retribution. There’s been no such talk from the Mets about the Detroit Tigers taking liberties with their hitters. Jim Leyland’s pitchers have always been aggressive, so perhaps this is just a case of not having control […]

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